About the Teacher

Natalie Borders Hechler

  • Has taught private music lessons for 36 years starting in St. Charles County, including 27 of those years in Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri.
  • Has also taught music, choir and band in public and private school.
  • Started piano at the age of 2 years old and have awards from the National Piano Guild and the Fraternity of Students Musicians.
  • Has awards from the Mid America Music Festival including First Place Piano Virtuoso.
  • Owner and Instructor Music 88 Studio
  • Member of Mid America Music Association
  • Adjudicator for the Mid America Annual Music Festivals
  • Member of the National Piano Teachers Guild
  • Church Choir director for 30 years
  • Children and Youth Church Choir Director
  • Accompanist

Have degrees in Music and Education, Specialization in: Piano performance, Music Theory, Voice performance, Music K-12, Choir and Band certification. Student fellow and Co-Director of the choirs, Accompanist for concert choir, Women’s choir, Men’s choir, ensembles, soloists and theater productions, during undergraduate education. Continue to further education through performance, instruction and educational workshops.

Love working with students of all age, preschool to adult. Many of my students have gone on to major in music and music therapy, and have become music and band teachers themselves. Many others are using their music skills to play and sing music in church, community events and performing in bands.

Offer experiences in individualized programs for each student: piano performance, Voice performance, instrumental performance, Music Theory, Music Composition, Church musicianship, College Preparation, and regional, district, state, all-state, and national performance competitions.

Students who compete at festivals consistently make Excellent to Superior ratings, ranking in the 90-100th %. Many 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Piano Competative winners in the Mid America Music Festivals and also many voice students go to All-State Choir.